If You Want Blood You've Got It is the first live album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, originally released in the U.S.A. on November 21, 1978. All songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.
The album was recorded live during the 1978 Powerage Tour and contains live versions of songs from AC/DC's T.N.T., Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, and Powerage albums. It is the last Bon Scott-era AC/DC album produced by Harry Vanda and George Young, who also produced the band's first five studio releases.
The album was re-released in 1994 on Atco Records and in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.
- "Riff Raff" – 5:10
- "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" – 4:02
- "Bad Boy Boogie" – 7:35
- "The Jack" – 5:43
- "Problem Child" – 4:32
- "Whole Lotta Rosie" – 5:20
- "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" – 3:30
- "High Voltage" – 5:05
- "Let There Be Rock" – 8:15
- "Rocker" – 3:00
- All songs composed by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.
AC/DC's concert at the Apollo Theatre
on April 30, 1978, Scotland
was used for the bulk of the recorded material that appeared on the album. It can be clearly heard during "The Jack" when Bon Scott sang "Any virgins in Glasgow?". This concert will also be remembered for the encore when AC/DC came back on stage dressed in the Scottish Football strip. The songs "Dog Eat Dog
" and "Fling Thing
" were also performed during the night of the concert but eventually removed from the album. The live rendition of "Dog Eat Dog" was released as the b-side of the single "Whole Lotta Rosie
/Dog Eat Dog
" in November 1978. The song was also released on the 2007 DVD Plug Me In.
A song with the same title, "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)," appeared on AC/DC's next album, Highway to Hell. The version of "Rocker" on the album is slightly edited.
- The concert was entirely shot in film but the entire footage has never been released. Eventually, "Riff Raff" and "Fling Thing/Rocker" segments were made available on the AC/DC Family Jewels DVD. Footage was also used on the "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" promotional clip also available in Family Jewels. Also more concert footage was later made available on the Highway To Hell Live Concert DVD. More segments from the concert (alas the songs "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation," "Dog Eat Dog," and "Let There Be Rock") were made available on the DVD Plug Me In, released in 2007, a couple months after the previously mentioned Highway To Hell DVD. The segment "Bad Boy Boogie" was included on the Bonus disc on the three-disc edition of the DVD.
- Despite there was no official release of the concert, there is a DVD available from the German FNM Label. (Falcon Neue Medien) (4:3 PAL)It contains the footage of a broadcast from Scottish TV who broadcasted the concert. On the DVD appears 37 minutes of the concert: (titles as printed on DVD)
- Riff Raff,
- Rock 'n Roll Damnation,
- Dog eat Dog,
- Bad Boy Boogie,
- Let there be Rock,
- (United Kingdom)
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- Lyrics on AC/DC's official website